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Thermal Conductivity of Industrial Nb3Sn Wires Fabricated by Various Techniques

Published in IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity. 2013, vol. 23, no. 3, p. 6000404-6000404
Abstract We have developed a new experimental setup specifically designed for measuring thermal conductivity on technical superconductors in the range of temperatures 3-330 K in magnetic fields up to 21 T. Three Nb3Sn wires, produced by the powder-in-tube technique, the bronze route, and the internal tin restacked-rod process, respectively, have been investigated. We show that, due to the complexity of the architecture of these wires, direct measurement of thermal conductivity is required for a correct estimation of thermal stability in superconducting magnets.
Keywords Niobium-tinSuperconducting magnetsSuperconducting materialsThermal stability.
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BONURA, Marco, SENATORE, Carmine. Thermal Conductivity of Industrial Nb3Sn Wires Fabricated by Various Techniques. In: IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 2013, vol. 23, n° 3, p. 6000404-6000404. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:36170

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